Boston Short Escape
Let Adventures by Disney bring American history to life on this short Boston Escape vacation. Walk the Freedom Trail, explore the Boston Tea Party ships, visit the Old North Church, take a tour of Harvard University, row on the Charles river and enjoy a clambake lunch on this Boston vacation.
The 4 Day Boston Short Escape from Adventures by disney is the perfect mix of history and fun to keep the entire family entertained. This tour, infused with the magic of Disney, brings you through history and showcases modern day Boston and all the people that make this city so great.
4 Days • fr. $2,309
Tour Highlights & Offers
- The services of two Adventure Guides
- Outstanding accommodations
- Admission fees to attractions and performances
- VIP access and private events
- Most meals during trip
- Cultural experiences with local experts
- After-Hours at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museums
- Thompson Island
- Harvard University Tour
- Row on the Charles River
- Freedom Trail with Costumed Guides
- After-Hours Visit to the Old North Church
- Private Bike Tour
- Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary except for the Adventure by Disney guides. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.
- The customary gratuity to the Tour Direrctor is not included. Gratuities for your Adventures Guides are not included. If you feel that your Adventure Guides have provided excellent service, we suggest the following discretionary gratuity: Per Guest/Per Adventure guide/Per Day - $9 - $11 USD.
- All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
- Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual train and airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
- All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
- 1 breakfast
- 2 lunches
- 2 dinners
Arrive in Boston, Privately Guided Freedom Trail Tour, Old North Church & Chocolate Shop Visit
Welcome to Boston! When you arrive, you'll be met by an Adventures by Disney representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and takes you to the Westin Copley Place in Back Bay, close to downtown Boston and Copley Square. Enjoy the many comforts and amenities of this well-appointed hotel, where you’ll spend the next 3 nights enjoying many signature touches.
Get an early start on your exciting first day in Boston meeting your fellow Adventurers over a lovely breakfast tea, followed by an orientation in the historic Boston Public Library, a celebrated architectural masterpiece dating to 1895.
Embark on a private tour through history along the famed red line as you visit historically significant sites and their rich history that shaped the American Revolution. Leading the way will be costumed guides who will regale you with stories of the brave men and women who forged our nation.
Shop, dine and experience the “Hub of the Hub” as you explore this amazing urban marketplace that contains an array of shops, restaurants and outdoor entertainment. Originally founded in 1742 as a central marketplace for crops and livestock, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is now made up of four buildings and is a bustling destination in the heart of downtown Boston.
Enjoy an afternoon exploring Massachusett’s capital city on your own. Founded in 1630, it is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. Walk past historic Revolutionary War locations, explore the city’s renowned museums, or head to Public Garden and take a ride on the famous Swan Boats.
Head to the North End to kick off a culinary tasting trek through the heart of Boston’s Little Italy—the city’s oldest residential community since its settlement in the 1630s. Home to landmarks like the Old North Church and Paul Revere’s house, this predominantly Italian neighborhood is the epi-center of the Boston pizza renaissance, challenging Chicago and New York for the most wicked good pizza.
“One if by land, two if by sea,” are the words that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow used in his poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” to immortalize the two church signal lanterns and the patriot’s midnight ride from Boston to Lexington to warn the militia of the oncoming British troops. You’ll visit the church after hours, which was the starting point of the Revolutionary War, as well as Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop. Plus, you’ll learn about Longfellow and his poem.
Dine in an atmosphere of ospitalita, the Italian tradition of hospitality with food that comforts and welcomes its guests. This North End restaurant offers a lovely setting and gracious service for a truly wonderful meal. Then learn to make cannolit, an iconic Italian dessert made of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough filled with a sweet creamy filling often containing ricotta. Delizioso!
The Westin Copley Place
Bike Along the Charles River, Private Rowing Classes on the Charles River, Student-Led Harvard Tour
Enjoy a hearty breakfast on your own to fuel you up for an exciting day. Then Pedal your way through some of Boston’s most scenic areas on a leisurely private bike tour along the Charles River. You’ll ride through the North End, Back Bay and Lower Allston areas, passing by Boston University, Harvard University and more before your final destination of Community Rowing.
Sink your teeth into Boston’s tastiest Mediterranean food from a fabulous food truck. Fill up on the award-winning food that not only tastes great, but is healthy, too! After lunch discover the fun and benefits of rowing as you step into your sculling boat, grab your oars and head out onto the Charles River for a private, leisurely ride. Highly trained instructors will make everyone feel like they’re part of the crew while ensuring that everyone has a great time.
Bask in the ivy covered walls, hallowed halls and historic grounds of Harvard University. Established in 1636 by John Harvard, the school is the oldest and one of the most revered institutions of higher learning in the United States. Your private tour of “Hahvahd” University will be led by a current student, who will show you the school's landmarks and share the history of this illustrious institution with you.
Explore this legendary plaza in the heart of Cambridge that is home to Harvard University, as well as a bustiling commercial area that is home to a bevy of restaurants, cafés, shops and entertainment. History buffs will revel in the area’s significant role in America’s past, including it being the location where George Washington took command of the Continental Army. Ask your Adventure Guides for restaurant recommendations, or have fun discovering a new favorite place on your own.
Overnight in Boston.
The Westin Copley Place
Thompson Island, Clambake Lunch, After-Hours Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Tour & Farewell Dinner
Enjoy a hearty breakfast on your own to fuel you up for an exciting day. Following breakfast take in the sites of this “wicked awesome” city that is steeped in American history on your own. With iconic destinations at almost every turn, you’ll enjoy walking in the footsteps of founding fathers, revolutionary soldiers and those who built our nation. Boston is also home to wonderful museums, beautiful parks and a thriving art scene.
Ferry out to Thompson island in Boston Harbor about a mile offshore from downtown Boston. Established in 1833 as a non-profit providing educational opportunities to young kids, and now operating as an Outward Bound nature and leadership training site for students from the public schools, the island features 204 acres of hiking trails, salt marshes and beautiful beaches, all yours to explore. You can also take a guided walk, go kayaking, or play a variety of lawn games, including volleyball, corn hole and bocce ball. Or, pull up an Adirondack chair and soak up the natural beauty of your surroundings with a magnificent view of Boston Harbor. While on Thompson Island take part in the spectacular culinary tradition of a New England clambake! Dig into a mouth-watering menu of homemade New England clam chowder, fresh steamers with broth and drawn butter, massive Maine lobsters, corn on the cob, red skin potato salad and so much more!
Immerse yourself in American history at this living museum where you become part of the revolution! After-hours board a full-scale restored 18th-century sailing vessel docked in the same waters where the Boston Tea Party took place in 1773. You’ll experience fascinating interactive exhibits and meet the men and women responsible for the historic act of defiance. Then, to top it all off, you’ll get to shout a resounding “Huzzah!” as you hoist some British tea overboard into Boston Harbor.
Bid Boston, along with your fellow Adventurers, a fond farewell at a delight dinner in your honor, complete with a delicious menu and a cast of characters from Boston’s past at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.
The Westin Copley Place
Transfer to Logan International Airport
Enjoy a final breakfast on your own in Beantown before heading to the airport. Take a pre-arranged transfer to Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) to begin your journey home.
- 120 days or more before departure: The per person deposit is forfeited.
- 119-90 days before departure: 50% of vacation package price per Guest
- 89-46 days before departure: 75% of vacation package price per Guest
- 45 days or less: 100% of vacation package price per Guest
- Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Adventures by Disney either before or after departure are non-refundable.
- Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
- All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
- The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
Terms and Conditions
- Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
- All prices are in US Dollars.
- A deposit is required to confirm a reservation, unless the reservation is made on or after the final payment date (as defined below) for the vacation package, in which case full payment is required. The deposit amount will be equal to ten percent (10%) of the vacation package price per Guest (the “Deposit”), not including any optional add-ons. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
- Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.